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Passport to Independence: Responsive Treatment Options for Persons Who Have Sexually Offended

October 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Webinar Description: Most Western treatment programs for persons who have sexually offended are underpinned by the Andrews and Bonta Risk-Need-Responsivity model, which states that interventions are more likely to succeed when treatment intensity is matched to level of assessed risk and when individual criminogenic needs are targeted in a manner that appreciates client motivation, learning style and abilities, and other idiosyncratic elements. For more than 30 years, Peel Behavioural Services has provided community-based treatment and case management for persons with intellectual and other cognitive difficulties who have engaged in sexually inappropriate conduct. Passport to Independence is a collection of exercises focusing on the 10 life goals outlined in the popular Good Lives model. This book can either be used independently or as a group curriculum. A particular benefit of Passport to Independence is the manner in which the exercises were created. Together with our clients in treatment, we devised each exercise, practiced it in group and, with feedback from clients, made adjustments as suggested by our collective experience in order to ensure that the lessons made sense and were helpful to our clients in treatment. To our knowledge, no other currently available treatment curriculum was created with this much client involvement and subsequent buy-in.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will:

  1. Understand the importance of the Responsivity Principle in treatment for persons with sexual behavior problems.
  2. Review a model of collaborative program development, ensuring client buy-in.
  3. Consider the benefits of a framework in which treatment providers and clients demonstrate reciprocal respect and therapeutic engagement.

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You can access the PowerPoint slides for this presentation soon here


October 9, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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